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Scale of Government Procurement Grows Continually With Rising Proportion in Scattered Procurement

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Author: | Source:People’s Daily (August 27, 2017)

Abstract:

The Ministry of Finance announced on August 25th that the amount of government procurement in the whole country in 2016 was 3.10898 trillion yuan, continuing its rapid growth. After excluding 535.85 billion yuan paid for project construction such as shanty area reconstruction and mass transit implemented in some localities in the form of government buying service, the amount of government procurement in the whole country on the same base was 2.57314 trillion yuan, increasing by 22.1% from that in the previous year, and accounting for 11% and 3.5% respectively in the financial expenditure and GDP of the whole country.  

In the structure of government procurement, the amount of cargo procurement was 724 billion yuan, 10.2% more than that of the previous year. The procurement amount for projects was 1.36304 trillion yuan, 22.2% more than that of the previous year. The procurement amount for services was 486.08 billion yuan on the same base, 45.4% more than that of the previous year.  

In view of the organization forms and ways of government procurement, the proportion of scattered procurement rose by 6.7 percentage points from the level of the previous year, mainly because in some localities, the catalog of government centralized procurement was adjusted in implementing the requirement of simplifying administrative procedures and delegating power to lower levels, therefore the number of projects in centralized procurement decreased. The amount involved in open tendering was 1.99353 trillion yuan, accounting for 64.1% of the government procurement amount in the whole country. Open tendering was still in the dominating position, but the proportion was lowered by 13.6 percentage points as compared with the previous year, mainly because in quite few localities, the line for open tendering was raised, and accordingly the number of projects for open tendering was reduced. Also, budget units at all levels gradually increased the number of projects for procurement in a non-tendering form, according to the different features of the procurement projects.

 


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